Fleets will soon be able to use virtual reality (VR) headsets and smartphones to train their drivers using a new app from TTC Group.
DriverProtect will be initially used to address the issue of identifying speed limits.
It is due to be launched in June and will target public sector organisations and businesses that are looking for an alternative training option that saves time, is more cost effective and can be completed without the need to be on the road.
Telford-based TTC Group teamed up with Nottingham VR app and web agency Gooii to create the app.
Development work has taken three months and included all film and photography footage, transporting the user – through the use of an appropriate headset - into an environment where they can learn and be tested on speed limit questions and scenarios.
“The development of our DriverProtect app is the next stage of our progression and we fully intend to invest further in developing a number of courses that tap into the benefits of Virtual Reality,” explained Andy Wheeler, business development director at TTC Group.
Future developments could include modules for parking and manouevring.
The DriverProtect app is available on iPhone and Android devices and can be downloaded direct from the relevant app store. It will go live in June and is expected to train more than 1000 drivers in the first six months.